Monthly Archives: March 2017

Emily’s Red Beans and Rice

I was underwhelmed by this. I don’t cook with dried beans that often, and I hate that when I DO cook with them, the end result isn’t mind-blowing. This was okay, but not worth the effort, in my opinion. rating: … Continue reading

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Golden Coconut Lentil Soup

This soup was just okay. I also had it for lunch the next day, and it was a tiny bit better. I did use the jasmine rice as more than just a topping. I served about 1/4 rice to 3/4 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Marinara

This recipe was excellent! We ate it ALL! My son and husband doctored theirs up with hot sauce. rating: 9.8 Spaghetti Marinara (Food Network magazine, March 2017) time needed: 40 min. serves: 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus … Continue reading

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Summer Corn Chowder

Happy first day of Spring! I made this soup last week. I have come to this conclusion: I don’t like corn chowder. I keep trying it, and I haven’t found one that I love. I am sure that if you … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

This is probably the unhealthiest thing I have ever made. And you know what? My family LOVED it. SIGH. I used McCormick Bac’n Pieces for the bacon bits (they are vegan!) and I used Beyond Beef crumbles in place of … Continue reading

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Pasta Primavera

I checked out Oprah’s new cookbook, and this is the first recipe I tried. It was good! It was even better the second day! Don’t leave off the pine nuts, it’s so much better with them! rating: 9 Pasta Primavera … Continue reading

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Tortilla Chip Casserole

This recipe turned out to be a little dry for me. Maybe next time I will add more sauce? Or bake it for a little less time? My son and husband liked it, and my daughter picked out all the … Continue reading

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